- May 24, 2011
Ok. So apparently my house just screams eggless ducks. Do these even exist? All I know is I bought a female, she was laying almost daily, she molted, and now two weeks after completely refeathering she is still not laying eggs. My other female, bought from a different vendor, is well over 6 months now if not older and she isn't laying anything. I know people hate these questions and say "They'll start laying when they are ready" but I need to know that it isn't me. The get fed layer pellets, I need to buy more grit as I've been out for a couple of weeks and been too busy to replace it. Always clean bedding, and they are free range during the hours of 10 in the morning to 8 at night. (That's when our sun goes down here XD) I check daily for eggs and sady I get none. I got Welsh Harlequins FOR eggs as all information I read on them said they could produce 200 to 300 eggs a year from a good line. I'm suspicious that my young female may be a cross because she is really white and the one from Happy Mountain Farm (bough as ducklings from Metzers) is kinda brown. Anyway that is beside the point. I know this is childish but.... I WANT MY EGGS! They were soooo good when I was getting them and I want them back. So what do you guys think? Is it something I'm doing (or not doing)? My biggest concern with any of my animals is health and I've been told that ducks that don't lay aren't healthy... so that is scary for me. Please give me your imput.